Top Five Things That Are Ruining Chloe’s Day
5) Working the 6:30 a.m. shift at GoodFoods Market
4) Crashing a cart into a customer’s car right in front of her snarky coworker Sammi
3) Trying to rock the “drowned rat” look after being caught in a snowstorm
2) Making zero progress with her crush, Tyson (see #3)
1) Being accused—along with her fellow teenage employees—of stealing upwards of $10,000
Chloe would rather be anywhere than locked in work jail (aka the break room) with five of her coworkers . . . even if one of them is Tyson. But if they can band together to clear their names, what looks like a total disaster might just make Chloe’s list of Top Ten Best Moments.
Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
You guys… I’m convinced that Liz Czukas has a talent for writing books that are light-hearted, fun, and entertaining because Ask Again Later hit all those perfect notes for me and now I can say that Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless did too!
Chloe has a habit of writing lists… I can definitely sympathize with her on that. But today, it’s Christmas Eve and she’s stuck working at the local grocery store. The only thing that is making it bearable is the fact that she gets to interact with her crush Tyson.
Have you seen The Breakfast Club? No? Then get out of here and watch it then come back to me and we’ll talk about the similarities between this story and the movie itself and how much I loved it. It was so fun seeing these characters develop and unlikely friendships happen all while this group of kids is trying to get themselves out of trouble after being falsely accused of stealing money that their store was raising for charity.
Chloe herself is an interesting character, struggling to fit in and make friends and even hopefully find the opportunity to connect with her crush Tyson. Plus we get to read about her lists which were a fun addition to the story itself.
While this story was light on the swoons and romance… I guess it’s hard to find quiet time in a busy grocery store, it leaves a lot more opportunity to get to know the many different characters we meet in the story. All completely different in appearance and background it was nice to see the friendships slowly develop along the way and have this story be about more than just our main characters.
Overall, a light, fun, and quick read. I have to say that Liz Czukas is my go-to for fluffy feel-good stories and I can’t wait to see what she gives us readers next!